WOW! It’s been so long since I’ve posted a blog here. I have so much that’s been happening. We’re still friends, right? Since last year when I was posting on the blog I have become a tea sommelier. I started, completed, and passed my International Tea Masters Association tea sommelier course! YAY! BUT passing the course means that I have the basics. That I have the start. I know how to steep tea, I know what tea is what. I know tea inside and out, but I still feel like after becoming a tea sommelier I’m only at the beginning of a new journey with a little more knowledge. I’ve been trying to figure out how to talk about my journey. I was so nervous during my training that if I talked about my training it would cause me to end up failing, so I stayed away from talking about it. Now, that I’m done with training. I’m ever so ready to jump my feet into the tea world and into the world that doesn’t know much about tea. I want to share to with everyone. I haven’t found the best way that I want to do that yet. Of course, this blog is a start, but I’m hoping to write a book as well. (yeah, I’m a writing, so naturally.) Anyways, I’m here to do some writing, y’all!
My mama was in San Francisco last week and stopped into a few tea shops. She brought me back a collection of pu-erh teas. This morning I gave her my first review and I thought it was too funny.
If brown could have a taste it would taste like a pu-erh m. Also, I need the iPhone to stop correcting pu-erh!
I recently purchased the best infuser mug. I would call this a tumbler, but people don’t recognize that term with travel mugs much. This is amazing because 1. You can infuser tea then lift the tea out of the water 2. You can reuse tea easily 3. You can microwave (I never microwave tea, but to each their own) 4. It’s so awesome
This is my first mug ever that was solely mine. There had been other mugs that my mother had from her past and other mugs she had received as gifts that we used as a family, but I never had one that was mine alone.
It was given to me by my best friend in third grade. We are no longer best friends and I hadn’t used it at all during our friendship which might be weird, but to me I never wanted to mess it up. My grandmother came to visit one summer and reach into the back of the cabinet where I kept it and used it. I was very upset that she was the first one to use that mug. I realized later that there wasn’t any magic in the mug and that it didn’t matter who used it first.
I’ve had the mug for thirteen years, it’s quite stained now, but it’s still going strong.
Signature Blend Sampler
Connoisseur Tea Sampler
Glenburn Darjeeling STGFOP1
Madame Butterfly Jasmine (My favorite)